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Re: testing Autoconf with awk

From: Tim Rice
Subject: Re: testing Autoconf with awk
Date: Sun, 17 Dec 2006 10:23:44 -0800 (PST)

On Sat, 16 Dec 2006, Paul Eggert wrote:

> Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> writes:
> >     * lib/autotest/general.m4 (at_help_all): Initialize with a here
> >     document rather than a shell string literal, to avoid triggering
> >     some OpenUnix 5.0.7 ksh buffer overflow.
> Surely this should be "OpenServer 5.0.7" rather than "OpenUnix 5.0.7"?

Yes. (Looks like I'm a bad proof reader)
> Also, Tim, is this original 5.0.7, or Update Pack 3, or some other
> update pack?  If it's not Update Pack 3 perhaps we can just ask people
> to apply the vendor-recommended patches.

Hmm, I have not loaded Maintenance Pack 5 yet.
It is currently at MP4

> I'd rather avoid this patch if we can avoid it.  Here-documents are
> trouble.

This message probably crossed paths with my post with test results.
Please do NOT apply this patch.
> > I wonder whether we should just document "use bash" on these systems.
> That'd be fine with me, if the issue is limited to OpenServer 5.0.7.

It's really an issue with OpenServer 5.0.x not just 5.0.7.

Tim Rice                                Multitalents    (707) 887-1469

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